Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is by Wes Moore. An amazing true tale of two young men born in the same poor Baltimore neighborhood within a year of each other. One grows up to be a Rhodes Scholar and a member of the 82nd Airborne, the other is convicted of murdering a police officer and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Wes Moore seeks out his namesake and tries to discover what made the difference in the outcome of the lives. As he states in the book, "The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his." A haunting look at the lives of inner city youth and what can be done to change their lives. A must read for teachers, parents, and young people. This is an easy read that will keep you mesmerized throughout. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended book.

Ratings: 10th grade - 10 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity) - AC (some mature thematic content).

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